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Politics, Music and Social Mobilization in Africa: The Nigeria Narrative and Extant Tendencies

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The impact of music on politics in Africa has seemingly remained dominant. But the overall sway of the African political processes has also become bewildering. The panacea to the disconcerting results of these political procedures in Africa is the adequate levels of social mobilization, while music ostensibly mobilizes massively. This chapter thus examines the linkages among politics, music and social mobilization in Nigeria (the most populous African country). Framed on the hypothesis that the relationship among politics, music and social mobilization in Nigeria (Africa) is now downbeat and using the elite theoretical and the political economy frameworks of analyses, the authors study the intervening factors responsible for the observed gloom in what had amounted to progressive relationships among politics, music and social mobilization in Nigeria and the wider continent. The research setting is qualitative. The chapter delves into its premises through the historical and descriptive research methodologies and logical argumentation.

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International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 86)
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28-41
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R. C. Okeke, "Politics, Music and Social Mobilization in Africa: The Nigeria Narrative and Extant Tendencies", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 86, pp. 28-41, 2019
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